School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
THEME 3 - GEOTECHNICS
The two main research directions in the
Group are the monitoring and predictive modeling of climate impacts on slope
stabilities (eg EERC grant in collaboration with
Investigations of peatlands geotechnical and hydrological properties seek to develop sustainable engineered solutions for wetland conservation and natural hazard management of peat slope instabilities (Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service award). A major Outreach Industrial-Academic Partnership with Alpha Environmental, Pera, Shanks, Rockbourne Environmental, and Parker Plant on ‘Prototyping a rotating drum, continuous chemical oxidation system for the remediation of soil contaminated with organic compounds’ is further developing contaminated land remediation technologies at QUB.